Bray People - - DISTRICT NEWS -


The next meet­ing of the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment group will be on Wed­nes­day 16th April in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Newtownmountkennedy. Come along and join in the fun. HAY­DAY FOR A MAY­DAY

As part of the Beal­taine Fes­ti­val 2014 the ARG un­der the stew­ard­ship of Mary Mur­ray are or­gan­is­ing an event which will in­clude lo­cal school chil­dren, mu­sic and singing. Start­ing at 12 p.m. sharp on May 7. TIDY TOWNS

We are meet­ing at the church in the main street at 7pm Mon­day evenings. All are very wel­come to help in what ever way they can. We ask people to take care in their ar­eas, as we can be judged at any time for the tidy towns com­pe­ti­tion. NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS F.C.

Nu­mer­ous games have been played in the last week and we recorded 3 wins and 2 de­feats from the five games played. Our Un­der 10's af­ter their dis­ap­point­ing exit from the cup the pre­vi­ous week put in a five star dis­play to take all three points at home to St. Fer­gals on a 3-2 score­line. New­town led on three dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions thanks to goals from Laragh Davis, Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Ja­son Carthy-O'Reilly. A last ditch goa­line clear­ance from star de­fender Re­becca Gil­lian con­firmed the bray team would head home point­less. Among the star play­ers were Gil­lan, Char­lie Sul­li­van and Sean Bishop. Well done ev­ery­one. One win and a de­feat from two games for the Un­der 12's over the past week. On Thurs­day evening the team were at home to ta­ble top­pers Wick­low Rovers ‘A’ and they cer­tainly put it up to them de­spite a 4-2 loss. Josh Od­lum and Jack El­liott (back af­ter a lengthy in­jury lay­off) scored the New­town goals and but for the cross­bar and the Wick­low keeper they may have shared the spoils.

On Sun­day morn­ing the team trav­elled to Rath­drum to take on Avon­more and we are glad to re­port the team pro­duced an ex­cel­lent team dis­play to take all three points with a 5-2 vic­tory. Jack El­liott and Steven Cogh­lan both scored twice and Andrew McMa­hon com­pleted the scor­ing. On the day Cogh­lan sus­tained an arm in­jury but af­ter a visit to the hospi­tal Steven was di­ag­nosed with just a sprain, so he won't be out for too long. Best on the day were Daragh Dwyer, Conor Ka­vanagh and Lee Hamil­ton.

The Un­der 13's had the one game last Tues­day against ta­ble top­ping Wick­low Rovers 'A'. This was a game keenly con­tested by both teams but it was Rovers who took the three points on a 1-0 score­line. On the night Alan­nah Melia, Jordan But­ler and Ciaran Keogh were among the play­ers who starred.

The Un­der 18's girls had to bat­tle their way through heavy traf­fic on the M50 on Wed­nes­day night to get to Fin­glas to take on WFTA in the Le­in­ster cup semi fi­nal. With the game de­layed by 20 min­utes and us miss­ing a cou­ple of reg­u­lars for var­i­ous rea­sons. All the scor­ing was done in the first half.

The home side took the lead from the penalty spot but we equalised straight from the kick off when Juli­ette For­tune set up Amy Mur­phy to score. Ten min­utes later a lovely spin by Mur­phy past the cen­tre half gave her an­other chance and she duly dis­patched the ball to the net. For­tune her­self had a goal dais lowed when she was deemed to have fouled the WFTA goal­keeper.

The sec­ond half though score­less both sided had chances and the game was in the bal­ance right up un­til the end. The fi­nal whis­tle went and we had won to take our place in next Satur­day's de­cider against Shel­bourne F.C. in the Os­car Traynor Grounds. On the night it was a game we should have put to bed ear­lier but among the play­ers who played well were Katie Mi­ley, Lu­cie Ash­more, Amy Mur­phy, Una Gro­gan and Olivia Flana­gan. Our Un­der 9's par­tic­i­pated in the Wick­low Cancer Sup­port Soc­cer Blitz or­gan­ised by Wick­low Town through Tony 'Butch' Do­ran. Our team did very well win­ning three games, draw­ing one and los­ing one. Well done ev­ery­one and thank you Butch. The fix­tures for the com­ing week are as fol­lows (Tues.22nd -Sun.27th April 2014;

Un­der 8's away to St. Anthonys ko Satur­day at 10am; Un­der 9's are in WDSL 'Fun Fives' in En­niskerry on Sun­day; Un­der 10's away to St. Fer­gals ko Thurs­day at 7pm; Un­der 12's away to Wolfe Tone 'B' ko Thurs­day at 7pm; Un­der 12's away to St. Anthonys ko to be con­firmed; Un­der 13's at home to Grey­stones 'A' ko Tues­day at 7pm; Un­der 13's away to En­niskerry ko to be con­firmed

Girls Un­der 16's away to St. Josephs ko Wed­nes­day at 6.30pm; Girls Un­der 18's v Shel­bourne ko Satur­day at 2pm - Le­in­ster Fi­nal; Venue: Os­car Traynor Coolock.

(Fix­tures and KO time are sub­ject to change).

On the birth­day front the play­ers who are cel­e­brat­ing their birth­days in the com­ing week are Padraig Gam­mell from the Un­der 8's, Jack El­liott from the 12's, Ti­mothy Hamil­ton from the 13's, and last but not least Olivia Flana­gan from the girl's Un­der 18's. Happy birth­day all from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

The club would like to ex­tend their deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of Doreen Sum­mers (Ark­low) who sadly passed away re­cently. Her grandaugh­ter Amy plays on our Un­der 16 girl's team. May she rest in peace?

For all other queries/mat­ters re­lat­ing to the club con­tact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit­town­ju­ NEW­TOWN UNITED F.C.

There was joy and de­spair for our teams over the past week but the first piece of sil­ver­ware ar­rived in the club at the weekend (or it didn't as the case may be).

The Youth team clinched the league ti­tle on Satur­day morn­ing af­ter a 2-0 win over neigh­bours St. Anthonys. Daragh Carthy and Ciaran Daly scored the New­town goals in­side the open­ing 20 min­utes for the team who only needed a point to clinch top spot. Well done to the whole team and to the man­age­ment team of David El­liott and John Hef­fer­nan and they hope to make it a dou­ble this com­ing Sun­day with the cup fi­nal.

The first team bounced back from last weekend's Wick­low cup de­feat to record a 4-1 vic­tory over Wick­low Town to keep their quest for league honours right on track. Dessie Wa­ters scored twice while John Hef­fer­nan and Martin Wil­liams scored the oth­ers. The sec­ond team se­cured all three league points thanks to a 2-0 away win over Round­wood dur­ing the week. Vin­nie McCann and Karl Carthy scored the New­town goals. It was dis­a­point­ment how­ever on Sun­day for the team when they lost their cup semi fi­nal away to Celtic Stars by a nar­row 1-0 score­line. In what was a tight game one goal was al­ways likely to win it and so it proved. Hard luck lads.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week end­ing Tues­day April 22 -Sun­day April 27: 1st team at home to Ark­low Town 'A' ko Tues­day at 6.45pm; 2nd team at home to St. Pa­tricks ko Sun­day at 2.30pm; Youth team v Glen­view F.C. ko Sun­day at 11am - Youth Cup Fi­nal Venue - Sham­rock Park Rath­new (Fix­tures and KO time are sub­ject to change).

There has been no win­ner in our Mem­bers Draw in the past few weeks and the jack­pot will be €300 next week.

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